Archive - Mar 28, 2012
George Colburn Bowers, 95, died Dec. 16, 2011, while visiting family in Gladwin, Michigan.
He was born March 2, 1916, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late William Arthur and Blanch (Winslow) Bowers Sr.
Mr. Bowers was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater with the 25th infantry division.
Barbara A. Mowry, 81, The Villages, Fla., passed away Monday, March 26, 2012, at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla.
Mrs. Mowry moved to The Villages from Pittsburgh 17 years years ago, where she retired as a teacher in the Northgate School District after 33 years.
In The Villages, she was a member of New Life Presbyterian Church and the Philosophy Club.
She was the beloved wife of Richard Mowry and is also survived by her daughter, Ellen Shore of Pittsburgh; a son, David Mowry of Cleveland, Ohio; and seven grandchildren.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Itâ€™s strange, the information that may or may not be revealed within the walls of oneâ€™s own home.
Weeks ago, after New Yearâ€™s Day and before Groundhog Day, PAHS senior Dane Baker successfully auditioned to serve as one of the four emcees â€” along with Micky DeChurch, Ali Mancuso and Keaton Mohney â€” for the 2012 Variety Show.
â€śBoth of my parents were very excited,â€ť Baker said. But he didnâ€™t know a very coincidental fact that he shared with his mother, Mary Ann (Pisarcik) Baker.
When she was a PAHS senior, in 1981, she, too served as a Variety Show emcee.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The mother of two daughters who attend school in the Punxsutawney Area School District addressed the board at its committee meeting Wednesday about drug use, bullying and hiring a school district police resource officer.
â€śThe reason I stand before you now is the growing amount of drugs and the safety issue that is on the rise in our school district,â€ť said Georgette Pennington, a concerned parent.